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A Closely Watched Mind

An Online Class on the Eight Consciousness Model of the Mind-Only School of Buddhism

Led by Hozan Alan Senauke

Mondays—June 29, July 6, 13, & 20 from 7 to 8:15pm

Open registration

The class will be held in BZC’s Online Zendo

Suggested donation: $30, or what you can afford

The Yogacara or Mind-Only School of Mahayana Buddhism represents foundational teachings of the Zen School. While the philosophical aspects of Yogacara are complex, at heart it is Buddhist psychology, a map of the way our minds work, allowing for transformation from delusion to enlightenment. In these classes we will touch on basic Yogacara principles, particularly the “Eight Consciousnesses” model, and how it is useful in meditation and in regulating and harmonizing our lives. Newer and older members are welcome to participate, we’ll move at a moderate pace, incorporating dialogue so one can see the utility of these teachings.

Download class materials here:

Class Overview

Vasubandhu’s 30 Verses – Cook

Donations by check to BZC or with PayPal using the Classes tab on our Donation Page .

If you have questions about the class, please contact Hozan Sensei at